Sunday, November 15, 2009

PLN 23

In “What if?” by Karl Fisch, the author talks about how over the years teachers and educators have made statements that turned out false or was a blanket statment. For example, in 1928 a teacher’s association said “Students today depend on paper too much. They don’t know how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can’t clean a slate properly. What will they do when they run out of paper?” Why are they worrying about trivial ideas like this when they are trying to finding the most effective method of teaching students? Sure, it may have some importance, but not much in the long run. They should worry more about the present, not the future. This is what matters to me in Karl Fisch’s “What if?”

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